Idli podi recipe
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Idli podi recipe - tasty side dish for idli dosa. A very popular South Indian dish. Also called as idli milagai podi.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
  • urad dal / uzhunnu - 1 cup
  • chana dal / kadala parippu / bengal gram - ½ cup
  • dry red chili - 10 - 12
  • curry leaves - few
  • sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • garlic - 2 - 4
  • asafoetida powder / hing - ¼ teaspoon
  • pepper corns - ½ teaspoon
  • salt - to taste
  • oil - ½ teaspoon
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, and roast till it becomes golden brown color and releases a nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate.
  2. In the same pan, add channa dal and roast till it becomes golden brown and transfer the contents to the same plate.
  3. Next add dry red chilly and curry leaves to the same pan and roast till curry leaves turn crisp.
  4. In the same way, dry roast peppercorns and garlic (optional) separately. Transfer the contents to the same plate. Also, roast sesame seeds, till they crackle and change color. Keep it separately.
  5. Leave it aside and wait till it cools completely.
  6. Once cooled, transfer the contents to a mixer jar, add the required amount of salt and asafoetida powder, and grind it to a coarse powder.
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